RSA Reinventing Work Network: To change the world of work, first learn to BREATHE...

Fellowship Event


Friends of the Earth, London

  • Behaviour change
  • Fellowship

How do you get a very diverse group of people to imagine a future together? Transformation towards ‘Teal’ involves multiple rounds of small and large group discussions. There is always a point where standard meeting facilitation no longer works. At that point, participants need to start to BREATHE...

BREATHE is a systematic process designed for generating fast collaboration without hierarchy constraints or taboo topics. It allows multiple issues to be processed in parallel and people to contribute according to their interest or expertise. It's simple to learn, easy to facilitate, and requires no technology, apps, or resources to employ - just people. Using BREATHE, a group of people can quickly generate a new idea and develop it all the way to implementation.

Tim Hole, who designed the process for his clients in media and tech, will share it with the RSA's Reinventing Work Network members so they can use it in their organisations too. You will be experiencing a full immersion in the process, tackling a challenge together.

Please note that we will enjoy the hospitality of Friends of the Earth for this event, at their London offices (between the Oval and Stockwell). It is free to attend this event but please register your attendance at the top of this page.

Any questions, please contact Network Lead Francois Moscovici:
[email protected]

If you have any questions about the RSA, or to let us know of any access requirements you have, please email the RSA team: [email protected]

Location: Friends of the Earth, The Printworks, 139 Clapham Rd, London SW9 OHP

About this network...

Inspired by Frederic Laloux’s book Reinventing Organisations, The Reinventing Work Network is about distributed leadership, a focus on purpose, and an invitation to wholeness at work. They are exploring the developing organisational forms that support these goals (called “teal” by Laloux), learning about what’s being done, and inviting the practical adoption of these approaches by RSA Fellows, their organisations, and the RSA. You might have heard RSA talks by Laloux or by Jos de Blok, whose Dutch home-nursing group Buurtzorg is a standard-bearer for the movement. Buurtzorg is structured so that nurses organise themselves. They have no “managers”, and have cut costs to the health service by 40 per cent, while improving quality of care and employee satisfaction. The Reinventing Work network is a gathering-place for people who are leading their organisations towards “teal”, supporting change as consultants, or seeking to inspire change within their own organisations.

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